Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

by Frances M. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521045134

ISBN-13: 9780521045131

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Graeco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian 'race' with its distinct culture. Young emphasises…  See more details below

Overview

This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Graeco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian 'race' with its distinct culture. Young emphasises the importance of the way education was based on literature in the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the methods and assumptions then taken for granted shaped Christian exegesis of scripture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521045131
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Reception and appropriation9
2The mind of scripture29
3Cultures and literatures49
4The advent of scholarship76
5Bible and culture97
6Reference and cross-reference119
7The sacrament of language140
8Allegoria and theoria161
9The question of method186
10The contexts of interpretation217
11The life of faith248
12The theologian as exegete265
Conclusion and retrospect: towards an outline historical account285
Bibliography300
Index of biblical references317
Index of modern scholars321
Index of subjects322

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >